November 19, 2012 The U.S. government may soon owe more money to Japan than it owes to China. Here's what that means for the U.S., China, and the rest of the world.
November 19, 2012 After the death of Hindu extremist leader Bal Thackeray, authorities feared there might be violence. So, much of Mumbai was shut down during Sunday's funeral. There were no problems. But one young woman's comment on Facebook questioning the need to shut down the city led to her arrest.
November 19, 2012 For many years, what you call the Southeast Asian nation has mattered to many. Referring to it as "Burma" has been seen as a show of support for democracy activists. There have been major reforms there, though. And today as a "diplomatic courtesy," the president also used the name "Myanmar."
November 19, 2012 Once hamstrung by the need to wind down two wars, President Obama is now able to focus on his long-planned pivot toward Asia. His first overseas trip since re-election includes a stop in Thailand and historic visits to Cambodia and Myanmar. The strongest diplomatic signals, however, are probably aimed farther north, at China.
November 19, 2012 Myat Thu knew early that he was destined as a cook to make salads. His restaurant on the Thai side of the border with Myanmar specializes in Burmese salads. Thu has been cautiously watching Myanmar's political change, hoping to go home one day.
November 15, 2012 Economic progress in China's countryside helps explain the varied reaction to the once-in-a-decade leadership transition. In big cities and online, some derided the process as an authoritarian charade. In rural China, though, there is a reservoir of goodwill and people are more accepting even if they don't know the leaders well.